Notes from New Sodom

... rantings, ravings and ramblings of strange fiction writer, THE.... Sodomite Hal Duncan!!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Electric Velocipede...

... has a relaunched website, as part of the transition from print to online zine. And John Klima has started posting some fiction flashbacks, one being to my very own "The Chiaroscurist." Quoth John:

Many years ago, in 2004, I got annoyed with a spelling bee. It was what the bee used when a contestant asked for the word to be used in a sentence: “the autochthonal fauna of Australia includes the kangaroo.” I know the spelling bee isn’t a creative writing competition, but I felt you could do better than that. I exhorted authors to use the spelling-bee winning words in a better way, to make an interesting piece of fiction that was centered on an unusual or difficult word. (Many of you know that this idea was sold as an anthology to Bantam called Logorrhea, but initially I was looking for stories for the magazine) I got in a handful of stories, mostly from a Glasgow-based writing group...

So, if ye haven't already read the story, it's out there awaiting ye.



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